Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Internship: Summer 2018

Position Type:
Post Date:
November 16, 2017
Application Due:
January 29, 2018


Two positions available in Summer 2018.


The Education Department of The Frick Collection is now accepting applications from undergraduate students for the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for summer 2018. Under the guidance of The Frick Collection’s experienced Education staff, interns participate in the planning and implementation of public programs and conduct research towards independent projects that are tailored to their academic and career interests. Additionally, interns attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as gallery conversations, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and gallery talks by curators and conservators.

Pending grant approvals, the Education Department may offer additional paid internship or fellowship opportunities in summer 2018. Updates, including eligibility requirements and application instructions, will be posted on the Frick’s Web site when available.

Education at the Frick provides a vital, diverse, and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in gallery teaching and an array of programs of the highest quality. This internship provides a superb opportunity for participating in many aspects of museum education work in a small, dynamic department. Participants will interact with staff from across the institution, as well as the public.


The Ayesha Bulchandani Internship is open to current undergraduate students pursuing degrees in art history, museum education, arts administration, museum studies, or other fields related to The Frick Collection. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in Western art and museum education. Foreign nationals must be eligible to participate in internship placements in the U.S and receive a stipend. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

The internship generally spans ten weeks, with activities carried out four days a week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please note that Education Interns may be needed on selected evenings to assist with programs.


In addition to the other benefits associated with an internship at The Frick Collection, a stipend of $3,500, intended to defray living costs during the internship period, is available for Education interns under the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program for Undergraduate Students.

Although any applicant to the Education Department is eligible for a stipend under the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program, preference will be given to applicants who receive need-based financial aid from their college or university or submit a brief statement indicating financial need.

Application Process and Timeline:

Applications for the Summer 2018 Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Internship will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 29, 2018. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. All applicants will be notified in March 2018.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to Education Assistant, at internships@frick.org, as follows:

Subject Line:Ayesha Bulchandani Education Internship — Summer 2018

  • Please write a cover letter in the e-mail body that includes the following:
    • Your reasons for applying to the Frick’s Education Department, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
  • Please attach your résumé, including your current GPA, as a PDF.
  • If applicable, please attach a PDF copy of your financial aid award letter from your college or university for the current academic year and/or a written statement if your circumstances require further explanation. Written statements should not exceed 250 words and should be attached to your application as a separate PDF.
  • Please sign the certification statement on the following page and attach a copy of the signed statement to your application as a separate PDF.

NOTE: Please refer to the attached form (PDF) to complete this application.

No phone calls please.

Education Internships
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

For more information: Please revisit our internships page at careers/internships

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